Game, set, match data / Jeu, Set et Match … de données

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Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, trees are blossoming and many of us are returning to our favorite outdoor pursuits. For the Parisian residents around the Stade Roland Garros, the spring soundtrack becomes interspersed with the rhythmical beat of racquet on ball, grunt and groan followed by gracious applause.

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Gold glitters but data matters

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BDA in MEA_avatarThe Middle East and Africa form a massive grouping of 70 countries across seven time zones with 22 commonly spoken languages. The region features a mixture of highly developed countries fueled by natural resources and others that struggle to deliver even basic utilities to their residents. Apparently, there is nothing homogenous about this region…or is there?

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[Graphic] Social business as a vehicle of change

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social_epiphany_cartoonWhat was your ‘AHA’ moment – the instant you realized the value of social business?

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.

These are actual quotes from study respondents on when they first realized the value of social.  Think about it and share with us in the comments, what was your ‘AHA’ moment when it comes to social?

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Cloud has what banks need

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Banking+cloudAs banks adapt to changes in their competitive and technology environments, cloud computing will be an important tool. By driving down costs, enabling innovation and creating the flexibility to respond to change, cloud provides the right combination of qualities that banks need to compete and win.

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Data Diaries: Data expands to fill the space available

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Data DiariesOur world is increasingly data-driven, to the extent that many point to data as being the world’s most important natural resource of the 21st century. And yet, unlike many other natural resources such as oil, gas or water that are constrained in supply or finite in nature, data is truly unlimited. The world’s data is growing at an unparalleled rate thanks largely to technology.

But how much data is there in the world? How fast is it really growing? Read the rest of this entry »

[Video] How can satellite images help prevent fraud?

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As a part of the research behind “Inside the mind of Generation D: What it means to be data-rich and analytically driven” we recorded in-depth interviews with fifty respondents.

Here is an excerpt from one interview with a senior manager of external data and analyticsu, re-imagined as an animated story. Did you realize how many ways satellite imagery could be used?

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Take notes: How academia can improve security

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Academia-CISO-bookWhen it comes to information security, universities are addressing problems seen at the business level with specific initiatives in the classroom.

Even though we’re all aware that Watson can read millions of pages in a matter of seconds, you and I are still limited to one at a time. One page at a time, one lesson at a time, one skill at a time: education, like everything else, is subject to prioritization.  Read the rest of this entry »